Middle Tennessee State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Middle Tennessee State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 69%, Middle Tennessee State University is largely accessible. To apply, students can send in an application online, along with scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, or stop by the campus for a tour!

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Admissions Data (2016):

Middle Tennessee State University Description:

Located southeast of Nashville in the small city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a large public university that first opened its doors in 1911. MTSU was the first university in the state to establish an Honors College, an option for high achieving students looking for a more select academic atmosphere. The university has a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the programs in aerospace and the recording industry are both popular and well-regarded. In athletics, the MTSU Blue Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 22,050 (19,693 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,280 (in-state); $25,416 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,540 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,246
  • Other Expenses: $4,162
  • Total Cost: $22,228 (in-state); $39,364 (out-of-state)

Middle Tennessee State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 91%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,592
    • Loans: $5,579

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Mass Communication Studies, Music Merchandising, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Football, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Middle Tennessee State University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at http://www.mtsu.edu/about/mission.php

"Middle Tennessee State University is a comprehensive university that embraces its role as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's and doctoral programs. The University generates, preserves, and disseminates knowledge and innovation and uses scholarship to enhance teaching and public service. The University is committed to preparing students to thrive in their chosen professions and a changing global society."